Space: 1999

Season 1 Episode 24

The Last Enemy

Aired Unknown Apr 02, 1976 on



  • Trivia

    • Both Bergman and the Bethans state that because the two planets always have their star between them, they cannot directly shoot at each other. It is common practice today to slingshot space probes around celestial bodies, using their gravity to alter velocity and course, what's known as a "gravity assist" maneuver. A straight line course between planets is not necessary. That is, assuming their advanced missiles inexplicably had no guidance systems that could correct their course in mid-flight and they were just firing blindly.

    • Whenever missiles are fired on or at the Moon, Koenig gives the order for everyone to get down on the floor away from the windows. However, if the explosions had damaged the windows, the escaping air would fling the glass outward, as seen in other episodes. Their bigger problem would have been Main Mission instantly decompressing and killing them all.

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